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I do. They are okay. They pay on time and work with you if there are issues with an inspection.
They pay fast, are responsive and you can talk to a real person. They are not the highest paying, but pay bi-weekly and reports are easy.
I do a lot for them. I really enjoy doing their shops and rarely have a question on them from the editor.
My top 3 companies...their jobs are easy and pay is on the 5th and the 20th of each month. They are helpful, always curtious, and have jobs in my town, so, no driving freeway works for me. You do need a background check for their Business Verification jobs, the cost is 7.00 and well worth it.

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Love them! They pay twice a month.

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I like the company, most of the peeps are cool and they are professional yet show true human emotions. They are very fair in their reports and guidelines, once you've completed a few of the same type of assignments they are very intuitive. Every now and then you get a hilarious request to drive two hours for a $5 bonus but, and not quite as often, you can get a bonus that is actually workable. I would highly recommend them as a steady standby and know they are one of the ones that will last because they adapt to our changing world. I never have to chase payment.
They will contact you via text, email or by phone call. I like the self-assign privileges. I screwed up two reports by mixing the reports and they allowed me to fix it without penalty. I have received generous bonuses and have helped shop a location without one. In the mystery shopping world, they are reliable.

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These guys pay a huge chunk of my grocery bill -- initially, the reports seemed daunting, but after a while, I got used to them, and they really only need 1-2 sentences for narrative. I can do these like clockwork now -- occasionally they will call and offer me huge bonuses to do a few out of the way stores as well. They pay 5 and 20th.

So no problems with TrendSource -- they are by far the most reliable grocery MSC I know of. They have a particular large chain near me and they want shoppers every other week.

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I recommend them highly. Nice schedulers, regular shops and if you can settle on a bonus amount you can get that same amount a lot of the time for harder to shop locations. They don't pay as much as some but I don't really care. I don't like fast food, I like healthy food. I prefer to do their grocery shops and get my pricey food needs met then to do fast food. A few nuts and avocados, not to mention organic produce, can really break the bank . I do fast food when the money is good, but I do grocery shops all the time. The shops are weird and difficult at first but now I can do them in my sleep, and the report is fast too.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
Don't forget to get your report in before midnight! Sometimes you have only 3 hours. Signed, Night Owl at 4:33 pm
I have only done three shops for them because they rarely offer enough pay to make their shops worthwhile in my area. (I can make much more in less time with Marketforce and MaritzCX). However, the three shops I have done have been straightforward, and they pay exceptionally fast. If the pay is acceptable to you, I would not hesitate to work for them.
I have been mystery shopping for 1 year and they were my 2nd company I signed up with. I still work for them regularly and I am somewhat picky with what companies I work for regularly because I shop part time. They are very fair, reasonable and they have always been very pleasant through calls and texts to me. I wouldn't hesitate at all, I highly recommend them!
Three questions I have while reading the job descriptions for Trendsource:
1. When I click on the "job details," I see a pay range listed. Is there a way to find out the actual pay being offered without requesting the job?
2. They seem to have quite a few grocery shops in my area. Is the payment offered the total compensation, or is there also a reimbursement?
3. I used to work for a grocery store and, therefore, should not shop it. Do I simply need to email the schedulers and/or request the job to find out which stores are being shopped?

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@MFJohnston wrote:

Three questions I have while reading the job descriptions for Trendsource:
1. When I click on the "job details," I see a pay range listed. Is there a way to find out the actual pay being offered without requesting the job?
2. They seem to have quite a few grocery shops in my area. Is the payment offered the total compensation, or is there also a reimbursement?
3. I used to work for a grocery store and, therefore, should not shop it. Do I simply need to email the schedulers and/or request the job to find out which stores are being shopped?

They pay a 5.00 fee, and either a 9.00 or 12.00 reimbursement depending on the job you take.
Everything is explained once you are assigned, I am able to self-assign which is great, no time wasted.
The Business Verification jobs need a background check, and once you get one takes awhile to get that first
job as they have the same people do them over and over. My food bill is almost nill thanks to the Source. I usually do three a weekend. You see shops available, learn how to use their site.

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I have worked with them on a number of jobs. I find them to be helpful, compassionate and timely. The low pay jobs I just don't take!
@spicy1 wrote:

I like the company, most of the peeps are cool and they are professional yet show true human emotions. They are very fair in their reports and guidelines, once you've completed a few of the same type of assignments they are very intuitive. Every now and then you get a hilarious request to drive two hours for a $5 bonus but, and not quite as often, you can get a bonus that is actually workable. I would highly recommend them as a steady standby and know they are one of the ones that will last because they adapt to our changing world. I never have to chase payment.
Could you explain what the word "peeps"means, not in my vocabulary.....

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People from my part of town, peeps, my peeps. You have full permission to add it to your vocab....lol
Peeps are marshmallow candies, sold in the United States and Canada, that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays. Peeps are used primarily to fill Easter baskets, though recent[when?] advertising campaigns market the candy as "Peeps - Always in Season", as Peeps has since expanded to include Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day; since 2014 it has been available year-round with the introduction of Peeps Minis. They are made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and various food dyes.
Trendsource is one of my favorites! Pay is quick. Literally, I did a shop on a Monday and was paid Wednesday. Reports are easy as well compared to some of the others that are incredibly redundant.
I'm really happy with them. I do the business verifications, and some other inspections, and am offered some good PAD's for them. They pay like clockwork. I depend on those jobs! Super easy to work with, too. My favorite company, I'd have to say.
Can I ask what PAD amounts you have gotten? What they offer to me is always very low, and when I ask for a different amount, they always turn it down. Just wondering how far apart we really are on agreeing to a fee.


@NotAFullTimeJob wrote:

I do the business verifications, and some other inspections, and am offered some good PAD's for them.
Well, I got a $15 pad and a $10 pad just this past week. I'd seen the assignments posted for a few days, but I didn't think I could squeeze them in. With the PAD offered, though, I made it work!
I have been shopping with TrendSource for about a year. Love the schedulers. As others point out, there is an opportunity to fix errors without penalty. The in-store time is about a half-hour or so and the reports (once you have done 3-4 of them) take about 10-15 minutes. I generally am able to buy most of my groceries with the proceeds and put a little something in my pocket, too. The pay is low, but the paycheck is fast!

Has anyone done the onsite inspection shops? I haven't done the qualifying test so don't know if I am interested. Many of these are at least 15 miles from where I live.

Shopping SoCal and Maui.
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